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July 09, 2019

Zoom Vulnerability

[Update 7/9 @ 6:30pm] A third-party researcher has uncovered a security vulnerability in the Zoom client for the Apple Macintosh. This vulnerability affects access to the webcam on Macs with Zoom installed, and could allow a malicious person to control the user’s camera. An earlier issue, involving a DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack has already been patched...

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May 15, 2019

Update now! Critical, remote, wormable Windows vulnerability

hacker entering your computer

hacker entering your computer

Microsoft has released a patch to address some critical operating system vulnerabilities in Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 2003.  These vulnerabilities can be used to permit  a fast-moving malware threat like the WannaCry ransomware attacks.  If you are running one of the affected operating systems, patch today! (Better yet, update your Operating System!)

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January 28, 2019

Privacy Day at UVA

"Want to protect your data? Three University of Virginia experts tell us how in Part I of an article for International Privacy Day. "

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January 28, 2019

Data Privacy Day: 2019

It is Data Privacy Day!  Spend some time today reviewing steps you can take to keep your information more private when using social media and browsing the web.

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January 08, 2019

PHISH: Subject - "Payroll is available!"

Remember to hover over links!  A wave of phishing emails has hit the community that targets your credentials with a fake login page.  Do not put your UVA credentials into sites that you do not recognize.  If you are unsure whether or not an email is legimate, check out our security alerts page.

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December 13, 2018

Spam: Bomb Threat Extortion

Please be aware of a bomb threat extortion email that has been sent to some University email accounts.  Take a moment to review our information security alerts page where a copy of this extortion email has been posted.

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